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January 28, 2019

In the fall of 2017 I was lucky enough to be accepted to the Jingdezhen study abroad program through West Virginia University. Myself and twelve other students of ceramics from all over the United States would spend the next three and a half months travelling and makin...

October 10, 2017

Residency dates – Sept 4 – 15, 2017

Canadian Craft Biennial Exhibitions – Aug 19 – Oct 29, 2017

Canadian Craft Symposium – Sept 16 & 17, 2017

Nearly a month has passed since attending the Canadian Craft Biennial as a maker in residence. My time back in Alberta has allowed...

September 20, 2017

“Oh, but you’re not a real international student, you’re just Canadian” was a common refrain I heard during my tenure as a graduate student at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Tell that to the folks at the hydro company (electric company to any Ame...

May 17, 2017

The Canadian Clay Symposium this past March at the Shadbolt Centre in Burnaby drew enthusiasts from across BC, Washington State and further afield, all attracted to the potent mix of highly skilled artists, topical discussions, and social connections that have characte...

May 17, 2017

Many ceramic artists in North America are familiar with the Artstream Nomadic Gallery that has been putting contemporary ceramic arts on the street since 2002. The brainchild and founder of Alleghany Meadows, studio potter from Carbondale, CO, the artstream travels ext...

April 14, 2017

If you are looking for a little sparkle in your life you’ll find it right here. Spring feels like an excellent time for Natalie Waddell’s modern pots, playfully adorned with floral decals and that oh so seductive gold luster. Enjoy!

 Meet Natalie Waddell

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April 14, 2017

If you have ever been to Yellowknife you’ll remember the landscape. The city is situated on the north shore of Great Slave Lake, a body of water surrounded by rugged rock.

One look at the work by this month’s guest artist Astrid Kruse and you won’t be surprised to lear...

March 14, 2017

It is March - still feels like winter in much of our fine country and a perfect time to start dreaming of plans to come. One of those alluring winter thoughts is the idea of heading off to a residency.  Situated in the cliffs of the South Saskatchewan River, Medalta is...

March 9, 2017

March 18, 2017 at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby, BC

If you are headed to this year's Canadian Clay Symposium in Burnaby this month, keep an eye out for the 1959 Airstream trailer. This mobile gallery exhibition FORM; will showcase a select group of Canadian...

February 18, 2017

I’m in that no sleep buzzed mode of post-workshop headed home travel.  I swear I’ve been at this exact gate in this exact airport in Minneapolis before, but it’s more likely just the happy blur of travel memories that flood me at times like this. You see I just left th...

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